Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 20:
Temperature in coastal Odisha, which had dipped a bit following rain and thundershower at some places in the last two days, went up sharply again today.
The mercury rose by nearly 4 degrees centirgradein Bhubaneswar since yesterday to reach 42.8 degree Celsiu today.
While Bhawanipatna and Titlagarh towns were the hottest places of the day with 44.5 degree each, temperature went to 40 degree and above in Chandbali (40.3), Cuttack (40.6), Angul (42.1), Jharsuguda (43), Keonjhargarh (41.2), Sambalpur (43.1), Hirakud (42.6), Talcher (43.8), Bolangir (43), Sonepur (42.5) and Dhenkanal (41.8).
In a release here this evening, the local Met office said the heat wave would prevail in the state in the next 24 hours, it would be severe in the next five days till May 27.
Talking to the media, director, IMD, Bhubaneswar Dr Sarat Sahu said that rise in the heat wave in the state is due to the wind speed which is very slow.
Due to this, temperature in the coastal region would soar up to around 43-44 degree in the next four days till May 24 while it would be around 44-45 degree in the interior districts till May 27, Sahu said.